When life deals you a blow, you need to be able to fight back. Well, that is what everyone who has lost their job during this down turn in the economy is facing right now. You cannot wither and die from being punched in the gut. Instead, you need to dig down inside that gut and find the energy and passion to embark on a new career with a new company.
You are so stunned, at first, when you find out that you are being laid-off. The whole world spins out of control. But, as the minutes, hours and days pass you realize that you are still you. You still have a good head on your shoulders and with the experience you have during the first part of your career, you can go out there and get a new job.
The career world today is not like it was when my dad and grandpa were working. Back then, you would find a job that you liked and you would spend the rest of your career doing that job, most likely at the same company. People did not move around. They found a company and hopefully were there for life.
Well not today. Today people change jobs too often. There are some people out there that seem to change jobs like it was underwear. But, that is beside the point. The real point is that losing your job is not the end of you or your career. You can go on to another job at another company and be very successful. In fact you can go on to a whole new job type and a new industry if you so choose.
The plain and simple truth is that this layoff is not terminal. It may be just the push you needed in your career. That goes for anyone from 18 years of age to 80 years of age. If you want to work and if you are committed to doing the very best, then there is a job for you out there.
Keep your chin held high and keep interviewing.